Skip to comments.Michael Sam falling off NFL draft boards
Posted on 05/05/2014 12:53:07 PM PDT by C19fanEdited on 05/05/2014 12:55:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
After the big names are off the board in the NFL Draft, the biggest question may not be when Michael Sam will be picked, it may be whether Michael Sam will be picked at all. Despite being named the Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC, Samĺs underwhelming physical measurables and his lack of a defined role in defenses could prevent him from being the first openly gay player selected in the draft.
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Isn't being gay enough for them?
Maybe he’ll got down in history as the “first openly gay player” to not be selected in the draft. That’s “historical” too, isn’t it? LOL!
I predict he will get a job with one of the networks.
I think the NFL should offer the lgbt crowd some protest seating for the draft, should the inevitable occur. I suggest directly next to the NY Jets fans.
Lawsuit, lawsuit! I can’t believe these scouts would say such things, much less think them. Time to put the fascist hammer down on these...these pigs!
Sell the team, sell their homes, cars, and everything but their clothes. Ban them from the NFL altogether - no tickets, no tailgating, not even a hot dog.
Nothing less than poverty for these homophobes!
I guess he’ll be a “Free Agent” then
Which reminds me, what happened with Tim Tebow? Is he on a sports program, and if so, how’s he doing?
He’ll get a job with the networks, the NFL or the Black Caucus / White House. He’s got it made no matter what.
Not only historical but hysterical too. Surely Adam Silver must be upset.
If he doesn’t get picked by the later rounds, San Francisco will HAVE to pick him, otherwise the locals will make the Redskin controversy look tame, by comparison.
Towel boy in the locker room, maybe?
As far as linebackers go, he will not get drafted, but will get signed as an undrafted free agent.
That damn faggot ought to sue that flaming owner racist from the clippers.
Makes everything even.
the NFL is racist aaaand homophobic !
How about the CFL or arena football?
Maybe we don’t want to say out loud, or too loud, but....
could it be that this guy is a marginal NFL player? And, in such case, no team will want to deal with the media circus that would surround him as the first openly homosexual player???
I think somebody would put up with the circus if he could make a major contribution. But if he’s one of these guys whose talents put him “on the bubble”, I can imagine many teams passing on him.
Then again, in today’s politically correct world, would such passing him up be considered homophobic???? Will the whole NFL find itself facing a backlash if no team takes him???
He can get a job in Hollyweird maybe. Bodyguard for Bryan Singer.
When the FLOTUS is away from the Whitehut, on vacation, maybe he can be sent in as a sub for a few plays?
Nobody wants to draft him, knowing that if they cut him, they’ll be accused of homophobia.
He'll bring a truckload of troubles and problems with him wherever he goes. He'll always be the center of both good and bad attention....and he'll also be in the in the center of the limelight in whichever club he goes to work for.
Few teammates want that. No owner, coach or front office wants that. Probably not even a cheerleader wants that.
Only the depraved media wants that. It really turns them on.
Poor dear. However, Sam, himself alone, troubled trouble when trouble wasn't troubling him.
6’2” 262 LB’s running a 4.91 - Yeah he’s a tweener. Not big enough to play DE in a 4-3 and not fast enough to play OLB in a 3-4.
He’ll fit right in on NBC or ESPN.
“I guess hell be a Free Agent then”
He can go both ways and be a “tight end”, or maybe try another sport where he can pitch and catch?
Too late to be a tight end, now he’s a wide receiver ;)
Oh, I'm sure he'll always have a stake in.............er, something. hey maybe zero needs a new "body" man.
Hard to run a decent 40 with a prolapsed rectum.
Or a team that the NFL bigwigs will make an "offer they can't refuse."
maybe they can find a spot for him on the cheerleader squad.
He can go from defense to offense and play Center.
“Oh you are so bad, g’friend!”
It's twooo, it's twooo!
And if he's ever injured, the other player will be accused of "going after" him on purpose -- unnecessary roughness of the poor little gay guy! Good grief! I'm not even much a football fan, but this woman is sick to death of seeing the NFL turned into a platform for breast cancer and perverts.
He will go Canadian football, they are used to stink
Insight of the day!
The Clipper fiasco has demonstrated what can happen to an owner if a misstep is made. Sam is not worth the bother.
No doubt that’s what he was thinking.
He'll be the one holding the Gaydar.
Maybe he can back door his way into the NFL. Did I really say that?
Can he rise to the occasion? Of being in the NFL.
What a shocker. Can anybody tell me what a shocker is?
I see Tim doesn’t begin until August 28th.
Bwahaha! Maybe Mr. “Doing the French Mistake” can go play in Europe.
If they don’t draft the poster boy of homos and racists the NFL should be forced to sell the league!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That can't do much for him in the public restrooms and bathhouses either.
NFL Team Official: Michael Sam Is Not A Really Good Athlete
May 9, 2014 11:36 AM
ST. LOUIS (CBS St. Louis) It could be a very long weekend for Michael Sam.
The openly gay football player from the of Missouri is hoping an NFL team takes a chance and makes history by drafting him, but some experts believe he might end up being an undrafted free agent.
Scouts told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they dont see Sams transitioning to the NFL.
Most of his production was hustle stuff, an NFC personnel official told the Journal Sentinel. Theres production, but hes short, hes not a really good athlete and he doesnt play good against the run.
He continued: Hes kind of a one-task pass rusher. Just run up the field. And they swallow him up and kind of push him around.
One NFC personnel director stated that Sam doesnt have a position in the league.
Hes not a linebacker, and hes really not a defensive end, the personnel director told the Journal Sentinel. Id certainly take him to camp. Youve got to admire how hard he plays.
An AFC executive said Sam was short and slow. Sam stands at 6 feet 2 inches and weighs 262 pounds.
Despite the potential setbacks, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is hoping to see Sam in the league.
I want to see Michael Sam get an opportunity to play in the NFL, Goodell told ESPN Thursday before the first round of the NFL Draft. We like to say the NFL is the ultimate meritocracy. If you can play football, they want to see you play. The teams want you. The fans want you. And thats ultimately what its all about.
Goodell continued: I have great respect for Michael, his courage, his decision to become public, and Im optimistic that hes going to get that opportunity, and hopefully he can play at this level.
Sam, who was the SECs Defensive Player of the Year, will be the first openly active gay player in the league.